Ice Cream Ball

One of my favorite family summertime activity is making homemade ice cream.  A couple of years ago we received the ice cream ball as a gift. It is a fun little novelty gift to get a family with kids.  It works the same way as an ice cream machine but you have to do the work.IMG_0572 You open up one side and put in the ingredients.  Today we decided to try the frozen lemonade that my friend Amy posted about. So we poured raspberry lemonade inside.IMG_0574 Close the top and tighten it with the provided tool.IMG_0575 Flip it over and add the ice and rock salt.  Tighten the lid.IMG_0577IMG_0578 And have fun as a family, shaking, rolling and passing the ball around. 

After about 20 minutes of chaos shaking you have your frozen treat.IMG_0592

Here is a nice action shot of it falling out of my daughter’s mouth.

IMG_0590 I know mine was purchased at Amazon.  There are two sizes.  I have the larger one.  However when it is completely full it is really heavy.  So I would recommend the bigger one for older kids.  If you have small children I would get the smaller size. For some reason all the prices differ on Amazon depending on the color you buy.  The purple pint is the cheapest at $20.36 and red quart one is $29.98…go figure. 

I did not get compensated for this post or get free product.  Nor was I asked to review this  I just love to talk about products I love.





  • Candy (Mama Lion)

    that looks like so much fun. if i had this, i'd be making it everyday. enjoy! :)

  • Carmel

    Cute…. sounds like a lot of fun. Love how kids always get a big kick out of stuff like this. Kayla is getting so big! ; ) Love her bows. :)

  • Amanda @ Serenity Now

    Love the action shot. So cute. :) That looks like a lot of fun! We got an ice cream maker recently, and need to sit down and make one of the recipes!

  • Lisa Rusczyk

    Great idea. Does it actually taste like ice cream?

  • Cheri

    No matter how hard it was to roll, the kids seem to enjoy the treat. I have seen these in LL Bean and thought about them for the kids since they all LOVE ice cream, maybe this is the year to purchase them.

  • Cris Goode

    I LOVE this idea!!!

  • Lindsay

    awww baby girl dropped her bite :( I'll bet it didn't slow her down though. Sooo stinkin' cute. Can't wait to see you all tomorrow :D

  • shelly @ the familyblt

    we used to make tin can ice cream when I was a kid (same concept in two sized coffee cans) loved it! Those balls look so fun :)

  • Peggy

    You know we have a blue one (same size) from L.L. Bean (used bonus bucks so it was "free"!!) but have NEVER used it. I just remembered we had it so we are going to give it a shot this weekend. I figure if they really enjoy it we can custom make different flavors on a regular basis… What recipes do you use?

    The pictures of your children as are so cute!

  • Moonpie

    prThe picture of your daughter was absolutely precious. I keep looking at it and smiling. The look of determination on her little face. I think it is so sweet when little ones try to feed themselves

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